Assi Hilani denies rumors
Lebanese singer Assi Hilani has denied circulating rumors that a major dispute broke out between him and Saeed Al Marouq, the director of his music videos, and affirmed that he is not seeking a new director. He explained that his cooperation with director Jameel Al Maghazi for his last two music videos “Izgheereh El Dini” (It’s a Small World) and “Habibi Ya Nasini,” does not imply that he is on bad terms with Saeed.
Assi added that as an artist, he has no exclusivity with just one director or producer, and working with different directors helps him add continuity to new to his videos. He revealed that he plans on working with Saeed for his next music video for the song “Sineen” (Years).
The singer’s contract with Rotana ended with the release of his latest album, and he does anticipate resigning with them. The video for “Habibi Ya Nasini” aired exclusively on Rotana’s satellite music channel.
Assi stated that his absence from festivals in different Gulf countries is a mere coincidence, and that he has already participated in numerous festivals around the Arab world and abroad. The singer is preparing for a tour around the Arab world that will take him to Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, Jordan, the UAE, and Egypt.